Zimbabwe Increases Lockdown In Omicron Variant Cases

Harare, Dec 15 : The Zimbabwean government has extended the Covid-19 Lockdown measures for two weeks to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant.

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Two weeks ago, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced enhanced measures after the detection of the new variant, which include a requirement for all returning residents and visitors to the country to undergo PCR test and quarantine at their own expense, regardless of the PCR test result, an extension of curfew hours to run from 9 p.m.to 6 a.m.and a ban on alcohol consumption at bottle stores, Xinhua news agency reported.

During a media briefing on Tuesday, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said that in view of the marked increase in daily Covid infections, “Covid-19 Lockdown measures have been extended by another two weeks.”Zimbabwe has recorded an exponential rise in Covid infections, which rose to 28,904 in the second week of this month from 5,055 cases in the previous week.”Prevention measures being implemented such as vaccination continue to contribute to the reduction in the severe impact of this virus,” Mutsvangwa said.After receiving another batch of Sinopharm vaccines from China last week, Zimbabwe has adequate stocks to cover the targeted population, she added.

Zimbabwe extends Lockdown measures amid surging cases of Omicron variant

Monica Mutsvangwa, the Information Minister, stated that Covid-19 lockdowns have been extended for two more weeks due to an increase in Covid infection rates.
The number of Covid cases has increased exponentially in Zimbabwe, rising to 28904 from the 5,055 cases the week before.

Mutsvangwa stated that vaccination and other preventive measures continue to help reduce the severity of the virus.

She said that Zimbabwe now has sufficient stock to meet the needs of its target population after receiving another shipment from China’s Sinopharm.

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